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COMMUNITY. OPPORTUNITY. INNOVATION.

At Queen’s, our people are at the centre of everything we do.

As a Queen’s employee, you’ll be part of a supportive, collaborative community that has ambitions to shape a better world through our teaching, research and influence.

QUEEN'S AT A GLANCE

 
4,000 STAFF
 
24,000 STUDENTS
 
TOP 175 GLOBAL UNIVERSITY
 
200,000 ALUMNI ACROSS THE WORLD
 
AN EXTENSIVE NETWORK OF RESEARCH CENTRES AND INSTITUTES
 
200+ DEGREES
 
ICONIC CAMPUS IN CENTRAL BELFAST
 
8TH IN THE UK FOR RESEARCH INTENSITY (REF 2014)

THE POTENTIAL IS LIMITLESS

We’ve been innovating since 1845.

Today, we are among the top 173 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2020), and a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research intensive universities.

We know our success is down to our outstanding staff who share our commitment to excellence and our student-centred ethos.

Our support for the personal, professional and career development of our researchers has led to us retaining the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award until 2020.  
What you could be working on

QUEEN'S CAMPUS AND CULTURE

We understand the importance of investing in people, so you’ll receive great benefits and rewards and access to cutting-edge resources and to a community of over 4,000 staff and 24,000 students.

The leafy Queen’s Quarter, just a short walk from Belfast city centre, is perfectly laid out to help you maximise your work-life balance, with a cinemaart gallerygym,  swimming pool and wellbeing spaces right on your doorstep

Get some headspace in Botanic Gardens in your lunch hour or taste the flavours of the world on Botanic Avenue. 

Campus and Facilities

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Generous leave: 24 days annual leave plus 18 university closure days and Bank Holidays
  • Excellent pension schemes: 21% employer contribution (USS scheme) for posts graded 6/AC1 and above and RBP scheme for grades 1-5
  • Training: Range of staff development prorammes, free courses and wider educational opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare+ and cycle to work
  • Wellbeing activities and events to support your mental and physical health
  • 1,500 staff discounts including at Queen’s Film Theatre, Queen’s Sport and Language courses
  • Free membership to McClay Library
  • Flexible working, activity-based working and career break scheme
  • Staff Wellbeing societies and activities including choir, yoga and running.
  • Inspire Counselling: A confidential service which provides practical information and emotional support 
  • Housing service: access to self-contained apartments and housing for international staff
  • Career Development Hub: Bespoke careers coaching and advice

PHOTO: Professor Teresa McCormack
“My career has developed rapidly, and I have achieved a healthy work-life balance.” Professor Teresa McCormack
Head of School for Psychology

A LEADER IN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY

We are committed to providing a positive culture throughout the University that celebrates diversity and is welcoming and inclusive.

Staff networks include PRISM LGBT+ and iRise BAME and International staff.

We are one of only 18 UK universities to hold Athena Swan Silver status, an accolade that recognises our commitment to progressing gender equality. At Queen’s, you will find a working culture that supports and celebrates remarkable women and provides an opportunity for women to aspire to leadership roles.

We’re proud of the diversity of our staff, with over 80 countries represented in our multicultural, inclusive and vibrant campus community.

BELFAST: WHERE AMBITION THRIVES

Thanks to a multimillion pound economic growth programme, there has never been a better time to live and work in Belfast.

At Queen’s, you’ll be working in a capital city with innovation at its heart; a mine of knowledge, investment and enterprise.  

As one of Northern Ireland’s biggest employers, we enable our staff to achieve by embracing change, applying new technology and investing in the advancement of knowledge.

Staff Cost of Living

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CAREER STORIES

PHOTO: Dr Ioana Latu
“I was initially encouraged to move to Queen’s because of the strong research that was already being carried out, as well as the state-of-the art lab facilities, which include virtual reality technology. Once at Queen’s, I was particularly impressed with the supportive environment for new lecturers, including mentorship from more senior academics.” Dr Ioana Latu
Lecturer
PHOTO: Dr Mihalis Doumas
“I moved to Queen’s from Belgium to join the strong group of researchers specialising in my area and because of the state-of-the art facilities and labs. I very much enjoy living in Northern Ireland. People here are very friendly, the city provides a variety of activities and cultural events, and areas of supreme natural beauty are only a short drive away. I find living and working here very rewarding.” Dr Mihalis Doumas
Lecturer
PHOTO: Dr Martin Dempster
“Queen’s is a fertile ground for research. The University’s investment, coupled with internal and external collaborations in my area have led to significant, high quality research outputs. As an academic, it is important to me that I can conduct excellent applied research in a supportive environment.” Dr Martin Dempster
Senior Lecturer

SHAPING A BETTER WORLD

At Queen's University we have a bold ambition to lead the way in the challenges we see ahead. Everyday we touch thousands of lives in our pursuit of excellence.

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